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Lions club raises funds for beach wheelchair

Pleased with their efforts in getting a beach wheelchair for Nudgee Environmental Education Centre are Nundah Lions President Bob Barron, Secretary Pat Carbis and Brisbane Inner Norths Richard Williams.
Pleased with their efforts in getting a beach wheelchair for Nudgee Environmental Education Centre are Nundah Lions President Bob Barron, Secretary Pat Carbis and Brisbane Inner Norths Richard Williams. Contributed

NUNDAH Lions Club recently set the wheels in motion to help all students access Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre with their Beach Wheelchair Project.

The club raised $6,632.50 to purchase a wheelchair suitable to help students access the mud flats and beach, to do lessons with the centre.

Nundah Lions secretary Pat Carbis said they started the project last November and did barbecues with assistance from Bracken Ridge Central Lions and Brisbane Inner North Lions to raise half the amount needed to purchase the wheelchair.

"The chair they (the Centre) were interested in would allow these students to be low to the ground and touch the water and feel the sand like their peers," she said.

"It has the capacity to be used by students of varying sizes and the capacity to have large balloon-type wheels attached to support the occupant's weight while on sand."

 

Lions Club of Nundah raised more than $6000 to purchase a beach wheelchair for the Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre.
Lions Club of Nundah raised more than $6000 to purchase a beach wheelchair for the Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre. Contributed

Ms Carbis said to reach the funds needed they approached Australian Lions Foundation, which generously donated the remaining amount.

To celebrate the project's success the Lions members were treated to an afternoon tea when they gave the wheelchair to Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre.

The centre is located at 1588 Nudgee Road. Phone 3267 7811.

 

Lions Club of Nundah president Bob Barron hands the beach wheelchair over to Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre P&C president John Gray.
Lions Club of Nundah president Bob Barron hands the beach wheelchair over to Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre P&C president John Gray. Contributed

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